This term the grade 3/4 students have been exploring Heat Energy as part of their Integrated Studies topic.
They have been learning about how heat energy can transfer through radiation, convection and conduction.
The students have been involved in conducting a series of experiments. The first experiment saw the students measuring the temperature of hot and cold water using thermometers. They recorded the temperature every 5 minutes, across 30 minutes. They wrote a procedure for their experiment, discussed differences in results and identified possible variables in the experiment. The second experiment explored conduction. Students measured the temperature of the water of two cups, one with a plastic spoon in it, one with a metal spoon in it. They compared their results and discussed possible reasoning for their findings, referring to their knowledge of conduction. Students will now explore insulation using a range of different materials and reflect upon how effectively they insulate the heat energy.
The students have loved this topic, exploring science through hands-on experiments!
In writing, students have been learning how to create Information Reports. They learned about the different elements, such as subheadings, fact boxes and diagrams.
They have researched into conduction, convection and radiation and now have created an Information Report on these types of heat transfer. Check out some of our fantastic work!